Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Why intelligent people take drugs

A title of an article I was reading prompted me to an anger-fueled rant. see below.
Intelligent people, like me, are always told that we have been given a better chance at life, that we will do well, and be positive. That we have a better chance at succeeding in corporet america, or whatever... My intelligence is something I have been told will propell me to the hights of whatever highest thing I am climbing. yeah, fine and dandy, I hate my intelligence. I hate being smart some days. because when you actually see the world for what it is, it is a cold and lonely icecave of a place. really. people need stupidity just to survive. why do we work the jobs we do? if you think too closely about it, almost every job but those that provide the most basic of lifesupports become obsolete. the arguments circle round and round faulty predicatives. also, most jobs today are helping us run out of natural resources faster than we can count, and provide no real relevance. Our jobs keep us from community, keep us from time with our family and friends, and yet they are the only reason an intelligent person can see to why we get up in the morning at all. An intelligent person can think for themselves, meaning that when someone confronts them on moral or religious grounds, the intelligent person will once again find themselves on the lonely ground of having done enough research to realize that the point is not religious or moral, but social, and that the person making it will never agree to see that. an Intellectual person sees that emotions are dangerous, and will lead to mess and confusion. but they also know that unless they allow the emotion reign they will be isolated from others, and will have to deal with people who don't think things through before saying them.. In short, the article said that intelligent people take drugs because they are bored. I think they take them in order to shut off the thinking. it seems that the only way to fit into the system is to supress the mind. Anyways. thoughts?


Blogger Ben Greene said...

I try to use my intellect to prosper, to inject a bit of life into others, and to explore the limitlessness of God (though I more often focus on my self, haha). I easily get disheartened and depressed thinking about the realities of life and the planet but decide that there is little I can help as we work towards the end of things as we know it. I can simply live, love, and fight what small battles come to my door. If I take the entire world on my shoulders, I am foolish, selfish, and ignorant because it is not my job (alone).
Another thing to consider is how small the world has gotten with instant digital media. 95% of the tragedy and evil we hear about happening every day is the same as has always's just that we ALL know about EVERYTHING now. It is very unfair to our poor little hearts and minds.

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